Charm against busyness

Up and to the office (having by my going by water without any thing upon my legs yesterday got some pain upon me again), where all the morning. At noon a little to the ‘Change, and thence home to dinner, my wife being ill still in bed. Thence to the office, where busy all the afternoon till 9 at night, and so home to my wife, to supper, and to bed.

O my legs
be still
be off to my wife
to bed


Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Tuesday 7 June 1664.

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